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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes “Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 6,650306$33.90/hr$23.63/hr$27.77/hr$32.56/hr$38.56/hr$43.68/hr
U S 412,6502,476$31.88/hr$21.22/hr$24.92/hr$30.74/hr$37.55/hr$43.02/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,480$35.28/hr
Professional and Business Services130$30.43/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services830$28.01/hr
Public Administration50$34.15/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$31.29/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$30.36/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 150$39.79/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 160$31.76/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 160$30.54/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 260$31.45/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 400$29.18/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 420$30.55/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 480$29.70/hr19.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 480$30.40/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 550$31.64/hr20.3%
Southwest Minnesota 580$29.18/hr20.0%
Southeast Minnesota 630$29.72/hr18.6%
Southeast Balance of State 640$28.88/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 700$38.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 770$38.56/hr6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,420$33.23/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,890$33.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,650$32.56/hr18.9%

  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials, as necessary.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.